VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Vigo County Schools began two hours late on Monday so teachers could take part in online training through a program called ALICE.

The training takes two hours and is meant to defend against armed intruders at schools.

Those involved said two additional hour of in-person training will take place over the next several weeks.

“We want to provide those strategies for our staff so they’ll be more aware and have more tools in their tool box. In case something like this type of incident happens, we want to be fully prepared and prepare our staff for that,” said Dr. Tom Balitewicz, director of Student Services at the Vigo Co. School Corp.

Those involved hope to have the training fully completed in every Vigo County school by the end of November.